Within a day of the news breaking, it’s now official – movie digital copies are now coming together under one banner with ‘Movies Anywhere’ which officially launches in the United States today.
Five of the six major studios – Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment – are teaming with the four biggest digital retailers – Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu – to create a simple, seamless digital entertainment experience across platforms.
Using the free ‘Movies Anywhere’ app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Movies Anywhere syncs users’ libraries across their connected accounts, so consumers can watch their purchased and redeemed digital movies on an array of platforms including Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android devices, Android TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and popular browsers with more platforms and retailers to come.
Movies Anywhere initially features access to a library of over 7,300 digital movies. Karin Gilford, General Manager, Movies Anywhere says in a statement: “Movies Anywhere means that consumers never have to remember where they purchased a film or which device they can watch it on, because all of their eligible movies will be centralized within their Movies Anywhere library and available across platforms through the Movie Anywhere app and website.”
Movies Anywhere is welcoming new users with a limited-time offer to receive up to five digital movies. Activate and connect your account with Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes or Vudu and you’ll receive a digital copy of both 2016’s “Ghostbusters” reboot and the family classic “Ice Age”. Connect with a second participating digital retailer and you’ll get “Big Hero 6,” “Jason Bourne” and “The LEGO Movie”.
More details on the service are up at MoviesAnywhere.com